St. Louis Public Radio: Pelosi Wants ‘Spark’ Of Illinois Democrats

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi rallied with Illinois Democrats Wednesday in Springfield.

She was the keynote speaker at one of the party’s biggest annual meetings — the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association brunch.

Democrats spent the morning in a packed hotel ballroom celebrating their state legislative accomplishments. Gov. J.B. Pritzker listed them off, including raising the minimum wage, legalizing marijuana, and passing a big infrastructure plan.

Pelosi said she came to “catch the spark” of Illinois.

“As you can see from what the governor presented … a mainstream agenda can be a progressive agenda,” Pelosi said.

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